NASA Day Of Remembrance Honors Fallen Astronauts Of Challenger, Columbia And Apollo Disasters [VIDEO]

January 28, 2015 7:39 PM

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NASA Day Of Remembrance Honors Fallen Astronauts Of Challenger, Columbia And Apollo Disasters [VIDEO]

NASA’s annual Day of Remembrance to honor fallen astronauts was underway Wednesday, which marked 29 years since seven crew members perished in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on Jan. 28, 1986. The space agency held a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, as well as tribute events at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The ceremonies were meant to honor not only the Challenger crew but other space explorers killed in missions and test flights throughout NASA’s 56-year history. “Today we remember and give thanks for the lives and contributions of those who gave all trying to push the boundaries of human achievement...

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